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2 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Manic (2001)

As Lyle first enters the ward, the film takes on a yellow cast, blurry and skittery under an Aphex Twin track.

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2 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Frisk (1996)

Films about killers are supposed to be disturbing. Is it less disturbing if the killer in question is heterosexual?"

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2 Feb 2004 // 12:00 AM

Fist of the North Star, Volume 5 (1984-1987)

Offers another variant of anime's post-apocalypse theme.

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The X-Files: The Complete Eighth Season

When a television series grows in depth and complexity, more often than not, there's no going back.

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26 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Underworld (2003)

Underworld has more on its mind than matching its throbbing rock soundtrack to action sequences.

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26 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

200 Cadillacs (2004)

Elvis' favorite gift was an extravagance most people can only dream about owning: it is estimated that he gave away nearly 200 Cadillac automobiles.

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26 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Lord Love a Duck (1966)

Lord Love a Duck illustrates, with corrosive wit, how the mindless pursuit of status will be the death of us all.

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26 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)

He's a monster, but he's taken completely seriously"

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19 Jan 2004 // 10:00 PM

	U2: Go Home: Live From Slane Castle, Ireland [DVD]

U2’s Unforgettable Night U2 can always be counted on to release a concert DVD of their latest tour. For the Elevation tour, supporting the

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19 Jan 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks [DVD]

Thanks to School of Rock, Jack Black has finally succeeded in proving that he can carry a movie by himself, and, courtesy of Elf, Kyle

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19 Jan 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Rush: Rush in Rio [DVD]

During the opening seconds of “Tom Sawyer” on Rush‘s new concert DVD, Rush in Rio, when the camera pans across the ecstatic crowd, you

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	Jimmy Martin: King of Bluegrass: The Life and Times of Jimmy Martin [DVD]

King of Bluegrass: The Life and Times of Jimmy Martin, produced and directed by George Goehl, portrays its subject as gifted, a bluegrass stylist and

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19 Jan 2004 // 10:00 PM

	B.B. King: Live By Request [DVD]

Forget about the Delta myths of the blues, about haunted drifters with hellhounds on their trails. Forget even about blues as club music for houserocking

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	The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live at Berkeley:  Berkeley Community Theater, Saturday May 30, 1970

On September 18, 1970, Jimi Hendrix died. The date marks a watershed event in the history of popular music: the all-too-early end of a career for rock’

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19 Jan 2004 // 10:00 PM

	Bryan Adams: Live at the Budokan: Japan 2000 [DVD & CD]

The sight of three white men dressed in white performing with rigorous precision oddly enough calls to mind the spectacle of a decidedly less frenetic,

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South Park: The Complete Third Season

In a world filled with bumbling and ineffectual adults, the boys are each other's only source of support and information.

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13 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

S.W.A.T. (2003)

S.W.A.T. knows what it is, namely, an expensive, hyper-actionated, CD-selling, multi-raced and multi-buddied flick.

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13 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

Out of Time (2003)

The fact that Matt is a black man only makes these several lines of pursuit more complicated and more resonant.

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Mad Love: The Films of Evgene Bauer: Vera Karall, Vitold Polonskii, Vera Dubovskaia - PopMatters Fil

Those who can see through the opulent décor, costumes, and chiaroscuro lighting will find some film-buffy delights.

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13 Jan 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Man on the Train (L’Homme du train) (2003)

This may be the first film in history in which a man trying on a pair of slippers carries emotional resonance.

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